AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Suren Pillay

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Why is xenophobic violence not the scandal that mobilizes the middle classes and the suburbs into action?

The World Cup had just ended, and there were stories in the newspapers, telling us that foreign nationals were going to be killed  as soon as the event was over. These stories immediately mobilized many of us in civil society, and it even mobilized the state into action. The army was deployed as a visible

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY / SUREN PILLAY

The work of my friend, the photographer (and South African political and social commentator) Suren Pillay. These are from black and white images of South African jazz musicians taken over the last decade. He has kindly allowed...